Spring Training Recap: Marlins 1, Mets 0

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A split squad of the Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins by a score of 1-0 on Friday night at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

Zack Wheeler started the game for the Mets and delivered another solid outing tossing 4.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits and a walk with two punch outs. Two of those hits came off the bat of Jarrod Saltalamacchia who also took Wheeler deep with a long home run.

Wheeler is having the best Spring among all the Mets starters and has allowed just one run in 10.2 innings. And yet Terry Collins mentions everyone but him for the Opening Day start. Keep chasing those 90 wins Terry…

The Mets’ new Twitter Director liked what he saw tonight:

Highlights:

Southpaw Scott Rice pitched another scoreless inning and struck out two. That’s five scoreless appearances now for the 32-year old soph.

Jose Valverde and Jeurys Familia also had a pair of scoreless appearances tonight for the Mets. Nice job by the bullpen.

Don’t look now but after going 1-for-3, Matt den Dekker is batting .409 (9-for-22) in 13 games with a double, triple, three runs and five RBIs. He’s entering the picture again.

Ruben Tejada went 1-for-3 while batting leadoff and had no issues in the field.

The Mets were 0-for-4 with RISP and struck out 12 times tonight.

Up Next:

The Mets will play a pair of split-squad games Saturday. Dillon Gee takes on the Minnesota Twins in a 1:10 PM start at Tradition Field. While Bartolo Colon goes up against the Chicago Cubs in the first of two games in Las Vegas. That game starts at 4:10 PM EST.

(Photo: Brad Barr, USA Today)

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